Kazakhstan’s Prosperous Destiny

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The five countries of Central Asia that became independent in 1991 after the disintegration of the Soviet Union have unfortunately received much less attention and been subject of grossly insufficient academic scholarship than is justifiably due to them. More than 20 years after they emerged on the global arena, they are not adequately recognised by the international community. Even the media provides coverage on the region only when there are natural calamities or violence. Set against this backdrop, it is heartening that a team of international experts has pooled its resources to prepare an eminently readable and well researched treatise on Kazakhstan, the largest country in the region, both in terms of land territory as well as mineral resources, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) investment, foreign trade and other economic indices.
“Kazakhstan 2050’’ focuses on the announcement by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in December, 2012 – on the 21st Independence Day of the country – of a “Vision” and agenda for the development and growth of the country till 2050. He exhorted the people to work towards elevating Kazakhstan to the top 30 developed countries of the world by 2050, not just in economic measure, but also by the broader yardstick of social and institutional development.

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